BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR


HAPPY BOOKTUBEATHON TIME! The Booktubeathon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktubeathon is taking place from July 18th to July 24th. If you haven’t heard of the BookTubeAThon before or you want to learn more about it, you can check out the official Youtube channel or Twitter account.

Copy of June

Each year there are challenges you can choose to participate in that will help guide your TBR for the week. This year, the challenges are:

1/ Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2/ Read a book only after sunset.
3/ Read a book you discovered through book tube blogging.
4/ Read a book by one of your favourite authors.
5/ Read a book that is older than you.
6/ Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7/ Read seven books.

Because I get most of my book recommendations from the book blogging community, I’ve decided to alter the third challenge a bit. I don’t know if this is technically allowed, but I’m going to do it anyways.


My family and I are actually going on our annual summer camping trip from July 21st to July 25th, so unfortunately I’ll be away for half of the Booktubeathon. However, I’m still expecting to read a lot on the beach and in my tent at night. Hopefully I’ll be able to make some decent progress while I’m enjoying the great outdoors!

Copy of June-2

Since I won’t be home for a large part of the Booktubeathon, I’ve decided to limit my TBR to a few books that meet the majority of the challenges. I’ve also decided to only read books that I own (except for Gone with the Wind, which I’m already in the middle of) because there are SO MANY unread books sitting in a pile on the floor of my bedroom. Hopefully this readathon will help shrink that pile a bit! {Disclaimer: As with all my TBR lists, this one is tentative. We all know that often times what I intend to read and what I actually read are two very different things.} Anyways, here are the books I plan on reading:

126078Sphere by Michael Crichton

{Challenges: book by one of your favorite authors}

I don’t think I would say that Michael Crichton is one of my favorite authors of all time (I haven’t read enough of his work), but he did write one of my favorite books: JURASSIC PARK <3. I loved Jurassic Park and The Lost World when I read them last summer, and I’ve been wanting to read more of his books ever since. I found a copy of this one at a local secondhand bookshop and I figured it would be perfect for an occasion like this. Based on the description it sounds like this will be a fascinating, exciting, and fast-paced read– perfect for a readathon!

1162506The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

{Challenges: read a book only after sunset, read a book that is older than you}

I bought a copy of this play at the Drama Book Shop in New York City when I went over the past semester, and I’ve been meaning to read it ever since. I really enjoyed Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and I’m looking forward to reading more of his work. (It’s also the shortest book currently in my physical TBR pile, which makes it ideal for the second challenge.)

438353-2The Princess Bride by William Goldman

{Challenges: read a book with yellow on the cover, read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation}

Last semester I watched The Princess Bride movie for the first time ever and LOVED every second of it, so naturally I have to read the book. And what better way to justify watching the movie a second time than to use this for the book-to-movie adaptation challenge? I can’t wait to dive back into this magical, hilarious, heart-warming story! (Those letters are definitely yellow, right? Right. Let’s go with that.)

18405Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

{Challenges: read a book you discovered through blogging}

I had obviously heard of this classic American novel before seeing it mentioned in the book blogging community, but it was the enthusiastic Jillian @ History Is Not Was that finally convinced me to tackle such a fascinating tome this summer. I’m currently in the middle of reading it already, and I would love to finish it during the Booktubeathon!

As for the seventh challenge of reading seven books… yeah, that’s just not going to happen. I would rather use this readathon to get ahead with some chunkier books than to spend it reading a bunch of tiny books so I can say I completed this challenge. I’ll be ecstatic if I can make it through these four!

Same, David Tennant. Same.

I’ll be posting a wrap-up of my Booktubeathon experience at the end of the week, so be sure to stay tuned! Also, if you want to stay up to date more regularly with my progress you can follow me on Twitter (@peanutfreeismeand Instagram (nutfreenerd).

Whether or not you’re participating in the Booktubeathon, I hope you have a lovely week! Happy reading! ❤



30 responses to “BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR”

  1. Oh yours is great! Check out mine! I think it’s really ambitious 😂 but sure it’s the taking part that counts

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    1. haha when it comes to TBRs, the more ambitious the better! 🙂 I’m glad to see that other are participating, too!


  2. Good luck and have fun on your camping trip! I won’t be participating since I want to focus on NaNo 😛 I really want to read The Importance of Being Ernest as well, since I love Oscar Wilde


  3. I really want to read the princess bride too and I’ve never seen the movie so maybe I should’ve used this one on my TBR too? Good luck for the readathon! 🙂

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    1. It’s never too late to change plans haha 🙂 If you don’t read it during the BookTubeAThon I still highly recommend the movie– it’s fantastic!!


      1. I definitely will! It sounds really interesting 🙂


  4. Oh, have fun! I’m thinking I’ll read that Oscar Wilde title soon too! 🙂 I’m so, so glad you’re reading Gone with the Wind. I’m glad I inspired you!!

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    1. You’ll have to let me know what you think of it if you do read it! 🙂 And I’m absolutely loving GWTW so far– I can’t wait to finish it! ❤



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  5. That’s great!!! It’s the first time I’m hearing about this challenge…. I would love to be a part of it… 😊

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    1. Definitely participate if you’re interested!! There’s no sign up required or anything– you can join in at any time! 🙂

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  6. hey! Nice blog 🙂 Loved it! Pls check out mine too? x Thanks 😀


  7. Importance of Being Earnest is so amazing- hope you love it! And I’ve always wanted to read Princess Bride and Gone with the wind- looking forward to seeing how that goes. Good luck with this!!

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    1. Thanks!! 🙂 It’s so nice to hear good things about The Importance of Being Earnest. I basically know nothing about it, so any positive reviews are music to my ears!

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      1. You’re welcome! 🙂 I’m glad. Well, it’s one of my favourite plays, so I’m happy to oblige- if you fancy watching it the Redgrave version is amazing!

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  8. The Importance of Being Earnest is so funny! I’d also definitely recommend watching the movie with Reese Witherspoon. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Oooh, maybe I’ll watch the movie adaptation of that if I don’t get around to reading The Princess Bride. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

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  9. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite books! Warning, though, it’s a tad different from the movie …. but just as good! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂


  10. Holly – What does TBR stand for/mean?

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    1. TBR stands for “To Be Read,” so it’s the books I’m hoping to read. Sorry, I’m so used to using it that I always forget to define it!


  11. Great TBR! I picked 7 books but I think I’ll be able to smoosh the challenges together, there is no way I’m going to finish 7! It’s day two and I’m only halfway through my first XD haha. Can’t wait to see your wrap up. xx

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    1. No worries, I highly doubt I’ll be able to get all of this reading done in one week, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see! 🙂 Best of luck with the readathon!!

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  12. The Importance of Being Earnest is so fantastic! It’s the play that made me completely fall in love with Oscar Wilde. Also, I just tackled GWTW back in March and it is completely worth the read – such a great book!

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    1. I just finished The Importance of Being Earnest the other day and I LOVED it! It’s so hilarious!! I’ll definitely be reading more of Oscar Wilde’s works in the future! 🙂


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  14. […] the 2016 BookTubeAThon has officially come to a close. As I mentioned in my TBR post, I was away on a camping trip with my family for about half of the week so I wasn’t sure how […]


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